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NCJ Number: 36379 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: RESIDENTIAL INMATE AFTERCARE - THE STATE OF THE ART NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM - PHASE 1
Author(s): E CARLSON
Corporate Author: Ohio State University
Program for the Study of Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Project Director: R P SEITER
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 282
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43212
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 76-NI-99-0015
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPORT ON AN EFFORT TO DETERMINE WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT HALFWAY HOUSES, WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COULD BE PROVIDED THROUGH FURTHER EVALUATION, AND THE COST AND VALUE OF OBTAINING SUCH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Abstract: THIS STUDY OF HALFWAY HOUSES IS BASED ON THE REVIEW OF 55 EVALUATIONS OF HOUSE PROGRAMS AND THE SURVEY OF AN ADDITIONAL 153 PROGRAMS. IT DESCRIBES THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF HALFWAY HOUSES, THEIR CURRENT OPERATIONS AND PROVIDES A FRAMEWORK FOR RECONCILING THEORY AND OPERATIONS. THE STUDY MAINTAINS THAT FEW METHODOLOGICALLY SOUND EVALUATIONS OF HALFWAY HOUSES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED BECAUSE OF THE USE IN INSENSITIVE OUTCOME MEASURES AND VAGUE PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES. A REVIEW OF EXISTING EVALUATIONS SUGGESTS SOME CONCLUSIONS ABOUT HALFWAY HOUSE WHICH INCLUDE: HOUSES ARE AS EFFECTIVE IN PREVENTING CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR IN THE COMMUNITY AS ALTERNATIVES WHICH INVOLVE COMMUNITY RELEASE; THE PLACEMENT OF A HALFWAY HOUSE IN A COMMUNITY NEITHER INCREASES CRIME NOR DECREASES PROPERTY VALUES; HOUSES ASSIST THEIR CLIENTS IN LOCATING EMPLOYMENT BUT NOT NECESSARILY MAINTAINING IT; HOUSES ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THE BASIC NEEDS OF THEIR CLIENTS AS WELL AS OTHER FORMS OF RELEASE; AT FULL CAPACITY, HOUSES COST NO MORE, AND PROBABLY LESS, THAN INCARCERATION, ALTHOUGH THEY COST MORE THAN PAROLE AND OUTRIGHT RELEASE; THE AVAILABLE CAPACITY OF HALFWAY HOUSES IS ONLY PARTIALLY UTILIZED AT PRESENT, THUS DRIVING UP ACTUAL PER DIEM COSTS; AND EVALUATIONS OF HALFWAY HOUSES TEND NOT TO PRODUCE CHANGES IN ACTUAL HOUSE OPERATIONS. THE INTERNATIONAL HALFWAY HOUSE ASSOCIATION'S (IHHA) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS ARE APPENDED. FOR RELATED PHASE ONE REPORTS, SEE NCJ-36380-84. FOR THE SUMMARY OF THIS REPORT, SEE NCJ-36383, (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Evaluation; Evaluation of evaluation; Halfway houses; National Evaluation Program
Note: NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM
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